Forward, Together.

Your Journey Starts Here

Franklin & Marshall College is renowned for its high academic standards, culture of creativity and innovation, and extraordinary opportunities for students to be the curators of their own academic experiences. We are a collaborative community — and together, we create the way forward. 

Ready to Become an F&M Diplomat?

If you’ve decided that F&M is the right fit for your educational journey, your next step is to confirm your place in the Class of 2028. Just go to your portal and submit your enrollment agreement online.

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The ampersand in the middle of our College’s name symbolizes the rich space of possibility that awaits you here.

Meaning “both/and,” the ampersand is the purpose — and the power — of the liberal arts: recognizing and forming connections between things that at first glance don't seem to go together. At F&M, you'll explore sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences and gain the confidence to pursue whatever you dream. Because with a liberal arts education from F&M, you can do it all. 

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Explore, Experience, and Succeed at F&M

Research Possibilities

The cornerstone of the educational experience we offer is students working side-by-side with faculty who want to help them test ideas — not just talk or read about them. These are not experiences you have to wait until graduate school to pursue. It's a core part of what we do.

A Global Education

Our focus on global education recognizes that, no matter where life takes you after F&M, you will work and live with people with vastly different ways of perceiving our world. A global education helps you begin to understand how to negotiate these differences, strengthening your abilities to successfully live and work in our increasingly global society.

Success Beyond F&M

We’re a partner in your success on Day 1. Explore how we engage with students across all four class years — and discover how that commitment helps you land jobs in leading industries and gain admission to high-demand graduate and professional programs around the world.

F&M Summer Sessions

At F&M, it’s your summer, your way. Whether you're a high school student looking to dip your toes into college academics or a guest college student hoping to stay on track or get ahead with course credits, our Summer Sessions offer a range of flexible options tailored to your academic goals.

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Our Home: The City of Lancaster

Centered in a county full of lush, rolling farmland, you’ll find an unexpected urban oasis: Lancaster, Pa., F&M’s extraordinary home city. Lancaster offers a rich mixture of arts and culture filled with experiences for every taste and preference — all within safe walking distance of campus.

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F&M Stories

April 12, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Micheala Patalano

Micheala Patalano shares how music at F&M, particularly singing and performing with the a cappella group Sweet Ophelia, helped the College feel like a true home.

April 9, 2024

Visiting F&M? Top 5 Things to See this Spring

Exploring F&M for the first time this spring? Make the most of your visit with this quick list of things to do during a one-day visit to Lancaster.

April 9, 2024

Campus Celebrates Solar Eclipse

It’s not every day you catch a cosmic phenomenon between classes. F&M students did just that Monday, witnessing the country’s last total solar eclipse until 2044.